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Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit overturned a ruling denying EPA's motion to modify an injunction requiring it to promulgate a federal landfill emissions plan by November 6, 2019. The appellate court held that the district court abused its discretion...

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy v. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court upheld the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' rules under which the permit for a copper-nickel-platinum mine was issued. Environmental groups challenged the rules, asserting...

EQT Production Co. v. Jefferson Hills, Borough of

A state high court held that a borough council was allowed to consider residents' testimony regarding firsthand experiences with a natural gas extraction company's hydraulic fracturing facility in a neighboring township in a hearing on...